To seek the compensation, farmers have to submit a self-declaration proforma with the panchayat concerned by November 30 for claiming compensation, he said.
The proforma is available with village panchayats. The compensation amount would be directly credited to the bank account of the eligible farmer, said Pannu in an official statement here.
Pannu also appealed to the farmers not to burn paddy residue as it was the blatant violation of the orders of the Supreme Court.
He also warned of strict action to be initiated against those farmers violating the ban on stubble burning.
Farmers, particularly small ones, have been claiming that it was not financially viable for them to buy farm machinery for the management of paddy residue.
They have also been claiming Rs 200 per quintal as compensation for management of stubble.
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